7.06.2009

Old Yard, New Yard

Dave has spent countless hours out in our backyard, and it is finally almost finished! Here are the before/during/after pictures...

BEFORE:
As you can see, there is a slope to the right. I have slid down that thing more times than I can count!
We took off the railing of our deck, because that was where the retaining wall was going to be.
This picture was taken from the top of our hill. Kora's sitting in the high chair talking to Dave - haha!
DURING:
Here, the wall has been put up, but as you can see, the caps need to be stuck on with mortar.

Dave's friends came and helped him cut the caps and mortar them on. It was a HOT day, but they were troopers.

The steps still need poured in this picture, but the dirt is pretty level, thanks to Dave's endless raking. And raking. And raking.

Next came the sod. It went down quickly, and the weather was perfect.


Steps look okay. It's nice to have them, that's for sure!

Those fence poles have since been cut down to a nice size. Dumb neighbors made that fence, then left the poles sticking up in the air like that! How tacky!

AFTER:
The view from the back fence



We are looking forward to planting shrubs and flowers along the fences!
The view from my bedroom door.
We are planning on having a "HOORAY, OUR YARD IS DONE" party soon. I can't wait for everyone to see it!

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow your yard looks awesome! Dave did a great job! Quite the difference from the before picture. I can't believe the neighbors left their fence posts like that!!

the davila family said...

That's awesome! Your crew is welcome to head over to our house next!

Judawn said...

Your yard looks great! We are trying to make some changes to ~ it does seem to be a never ending story. lol I love your block work and the steps ~ great job.

Katy said...

That looks amazing Ali! Can't wait to see it in person! Great work Dave!